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Greenfield’s 21.7 square miles provide something for everyone: A predominantly rural landscape; controlled residential growth; recreational opportunities at Lake Rebecca Park Reserve, Lake Sarah, and the Crow River; and 200 acres of commercial/industrial property along Highway 55, with 31 retail and commercial businesses in Downtown Greenfield. Many of Greenfield’s residents are descended from the pioneer settlers of the late 1850s.
The community’s “spirit of place,” which arose from this lifestyle, is well illustrated by the history of the churches that have served Greenfield. Each prospered and grew in membership. Today, the Salem Lutheran Church, which celebrated its 135th year in 2000, maintains a school, parsonage, cemetery and a landmark building which dominates Greenfield’s northern skyline. Today’s congregation members, many of whom are direct descendants of the original pioneer settlers, espouse the same values as the church’s founding members. This continually illustrates the unchanged commitment residents develop for their community and its rural lifestyle.
The City of Greenfield was originally known as the Village of Greenwood. It was set apart by the Hennepin County Commissioners on April 10, 1858 and encompassed a portion of Township 119, Range 24 West, which was lying east of the Crow River. The original name, Greenwood, reflected the appearance of the terrain, which was commonly referred to by the native Sioux, Chippewa and Ojibwa as "Big Woods."
Greenfield's quality of life is second to none. The community work ethic is strong as residents pursue economic and personal satisfaction. The City is uniquely positioned for economic growth in the coming years as it is a great community to locate a new business or industry or to expand a current one.
Three schools districts cover Greenfield. The majority of students attend Rockford Public School District. The other two School Districts are Delano Public Schools and Buffalo Public Schools.
Parks and Recreation:
Greenfield is a rural community with many acres of "green space."